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people to think she was the first lady of the philippines. >> reporter: did they buy it? >> everybody did. do you know what the first lady of the philippines looks like? >> reporter: so i pretended to be the king of liechtenstein, and people bought it. outside, a panting crowd, paid to scream my name. >> king nicholas. >> once you have 10, 15 people with cameras, everybody else will crowd around. >> king nicholas, i love you! >> reporter: for nearly clr 5,000, you get a gang of paparazzi and fake fans to meet you at the airport. for nearly $3,000, a crowd to follow you on dates. >> the goal would be, like, wow, you must be really famous. >> reporter: some use this service for career advancement. >> i guess you could say "b" list celebrities who want attention in beverly hills and hollywood. i was exacted by ee eed -- cont agents and publicists. >> reporter: the crowd shopping felt weird. but i loved the dirn afterwards. tell me how good looking i am. toast to me. my own entourage made to laugh hi my jokes. i said you do downtown. [ laughter ] >> reporter: i might hire these guys. for new
of people now homeless after a typhoon hits the philippines. challenges people are facing as they are trying to pick up the pieces of their lives. yep. the longer you stay with us, the more you save. and when you switch from another company to us, we even reward you for the time you spent there. genius. yeah, genius. you guys must have your own loyalty program, right? well, we have something. show her, tom. huh? you should see november! oh, yeah? giving you more. now that's progressive. call or click today. >>> a powerful earthquake rocked the country today in japan. it was centered in the pacific ocean off the northeast coast, but the 7.3 magnitude quake shook buildings many tokyo. also set off a small tooum. so far there are no reports of major damage, but ten people suffered minor injuries. the philippines, the death toll from tie phone bopka now stands at -- nearly as many people are still missing. add to that a quarter million peop who have lost their homes to strong winds, flash floods, and mudslides. our liz nislas visited the village where the search for survivors continues. some of
currency and commodity trading they're going to end early. in japan, indonesia, the philippines, they were all closed in europe. only the uk, french, dutch and spanish stock markets are open and they're going to be closing early. there are now only five trading sessions left in 2012. get your act together. stocks and bonds, solid gains so far this year. the dow has advanced 8% in total. the s&p 500 up almost 14%. the nasdaq has jumped 16%. it's been a good year. the end of the year also means we are just days away from the fiscal cliff, however, and that's the bad news. and looming tax hikes, spending cuts, all of that. both sides warning a very big deal becoming a bit more unlikely. >> and my one bit of advice to speaker boehner is this. you cannot pass a bill with just republicans. on a broad thing like this, you need both. and he has put himself with plan b and sort of an impossible position. he has to get these hard right goes to go along with him. and he and the president were going to say we're going to pass a deal with the majority of republicans and the majority of democrats in the
rescued a florida man on a disabled yacht. he and three others were towing the yacht from the philippines when the tow rope broke. >>> a senator from idaho is apologizing this morning after he was arrested over the weekend for driving drunk. mike crapo has said previously he does not drink. >>> there's no evidence this morning we don't feel good about the economy. a new abc news/"washington post" poll finds that three-quarters of americans say we're in a recession. half are optimistic about the new year, but that's the least in a decade. >>> santa is ready to leave the secret workshop location in the north pole. there are two places two track him online. norad and for the first time, google. >>> finally, a police officer is being called a hero this morning after rescuing a drowning woman. he did it under the absolute worst conditions an against all odds. it takes protect and stoerve a whole new level. this cell phone video shows boston police officer edward norton jumping into frigid waters to rescue a drowning woman. he was weighed down by his bullet-proof vest but says, he didn't think
in the philippines sea. world leaders worry that north korea will deliver technology capable of delivering a war head to reach the west coast. the un security council is expected to meet together about the last launch. >> a former roommate of a terrorist. they were arrested on the way to africa to join the terrorist group. the men planned to wage jihad there. they were added to the most wanted terrorist list last month. he found two rifles at the scene of a murder and now he will come face to face with a border agent's family. he was part of a 20-person ring buying guns and smuggling in mexico. terry's cousin plans to peek at the sentencing and push for the maximum sentence. >> it is a title that could rifle the title of president. according to reportings, president george bush is about to become a grandfather for the first time. his daughter jenna expecting their first child. they have been married four years and said to be thrill would. last year the 31 year old admitted to people magazine that her parents wanted her to start having grandchildren and those are the headlines. congratulations. >> ste
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